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number one priority, how to use resources efficiently. i'm happy to introduce dr. johnson, who will be working with us on the governance project. she is an international expert on post-disaster recovery, and she will be helping us figure out how to make decisions in a disaster event. one of the things we're looking at, which is very exciting, is the concept of using our incident command system principles to extend into post- disaster recovery. this is laurie's expertise, so we will be national leaders on trying to figure out the best possible model for using ics over a long time, and we hope to really instigate best practices in the federal government and fema, department of homeland security, so we can be using these best practices principles, so i'm really looking forward to some of that. as you know, one of our key successes is the life lines council, which is a group of 25 to 30 of our life line providers, includes communication, transportation, power, water, sewer, debris management, and we recently have added our financial institutions. organizations of banks, which are d
patients if their resources being used to the south of them become overburdened. we have also offered mental health services, since this is, as you say.8' b besides the physical devastation, it can be emotionally devastating. we have offered to provide additional mental-health services and translation services, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the
give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the process of trying to report service both from electric as well as gas as safely and as quickly as possibly -- as we possibly can. last night we interrupted service here from a safety standpoint, working very closely in conjunction with various fire officials at the site last night. behind we have people who work through the night last night, and they are continuing to work today. they are performing the survey on both the transition system as well as the distribution system to insure that we can safely restore service to those who have been impacted. we have also been working very closely with red cross with ou
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
collaborative with. it is in the spirit of collaboration that i wanted to walk through and ask a number of us to give a presentation of exactly what happened. i want to just begin by thanking the fire chief and her team for her outstanding job and their outstanding job. i want to thank john martin for his work, his team, and his outstanding job. i want to thank the key and -- vicki and dem for their outstanding job. to those that may not be recognized, a lot of those that i just have from animal welfare and control to the coroner's office, the medical examiner's office, and others for their responsiveness and job well done to ed lee and the city administration office will play an even bigger role, which you will hear about in a moment in terms of providing support, as well as mitch katz in the department of public health, and those represented in this room and to the trauma teams at sf general in particular, our hats go off. that is the frame of the folks i want to talk, and then, we will ask as our representatives from pg&e made their way up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have
. they took us up on our offer, and at 6:53, we sent a complement of three engines, a truck, a battalion chief, and assistant chief, safety chief. we directed them -- instead of going down the airport, we directed them to where there was staging. once we checked in, we were redirected up to the side of the explosion. many of our units were providing structural protection within 45 minutes of the explosion. i would like to first and foremost extend our condolences and our sad and hearts for what is happening down at san bruno, and the fire department remains committed to assist our neighbors to the south. city family, under the direction of mayor newsom could not have worked more seamlessly. i appreciate the partnership we have with the airport and the trust the grumman has with the airport to utilize the resources from the airport to assist our neighbors in san bruno. at this time, most of the apparatus that were supporting down in san bruno have been released from the command post. as you stated, we do have a fuel unit that remains down there. the fuel unit has a capacity of approximately 1,5
tried to get what the state is using for the state because in the media, things tend to change even faster. we try to turn those reports out on a fairly regular basis. we offered assistance to ems. we offered assistance to the medical mutual aid coordinator. those offers are still out there. we have renewed them, and as this event draws on, we even offered to provide staff some relief for theirs. staffing an eoc for an extended time gets to be a challenge for any jurisdiction. with that, we will continue to monitor this and participate with state conference calls, and if anything arises, we stand ready to act. mayor newsom: now back to the fundamental question. we want to start with that, and i will give pg&e an opportunity to update us in a moment, but the human element should not be lost. god forbid, grace of god go any of us to lose a loved one, to wake up and to learn of someone you care about deeply or know they have lost their life so immediately, so acutely, and so unacceptably. it is devastating, and there are people that survived in addition to those that have passed away,
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